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ROOKIE JERSEY GOES UP FOR AUCTION

Image 1 - Kobe Bryant 1996 Fleer Ultra Rookie #52 PSA 9 Mint Los Angeles Lakers - Rare

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant
in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold
at auction.

David Kohler of SCP Auctions said “the jersey from the 1996-97
season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online
auction that begins May 18”.
   

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David Kohler, SCP Auctions

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FIRST FEMALE JOCKEY WINS ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On February 22, 1969, 19-year-old Barbara Jo Rubin became the
first female jockey to win a race at an American thoroughbred
track when she rides Cohesion to a victory by a neck over Reely
Beeg in the ninth race at Charles Town, West Virginia.

That she raced at all was a testament to Rubin’s ability to overcome physical hardship and prejudice. When she was 6, Rubin contracted polio. Some in the sport were adamantly against a woman jockey competing.

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THE ‘’HAMMER’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

State and local officials pay tribute to baseball legend Hank Aaron -  Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Hank Aaron dies | 11alive.com
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
(February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021)


Hank Aaron (
"
Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank"), was a pro
baseball
right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major
League Baseball
(MLB), from 1954 through 1976.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players
in history, he spent 21 seasons with the
Milwaukee/
Atlanta Braves
in the National League (NL) and two
seasons with the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American
League
(AL).

His 755 career home runs broke the long-standing MLB
record
set by Babe Ruth and stood as the most for 33
years; Aaron still holds many other MLB batting records.

He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through
1973 and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home
runs in a season at least fifteen times. In
1982, he was
inducted into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame in his
first year of eligibility.

MLB Hall of Famer and home run king Aaron passes away | WHOP 1230 AM | News  Radio

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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FIRST WINTER OLYMPICS WAS HELD IN 1924

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On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski
jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of
six sports. The “International Winter Sports Week,” as it was
known, was a great success, and in 1928 the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) officially designated the Winter Games,
staged in St. Moritz, Switzerland, as the second Winter Olympics.

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